ripieno

[ri-pyey-noh; Italian ree-pye-naw]Music.
adjective
  1. tutti(def 2).

Origin of ripieno

1715–25; < Italian: full
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ripieno

noun plural -ni (-niː) or -nos
  1. (in baroque concertos and concerti grossi) the full orchestra, as opposed to the instrumental soloistsAlso called: concerto Compare concertino (def. 1)

Word Origin for ripieno

C18: from Italian: from ri- re- + pieno, from Latin plēnus full
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